Allium ‘Summer Beauty’

Summer Beauty ornamental onion

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Outstanding Qualities

In midsummer butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds will be drawn to the small globes of mauve flowers of this charming ornamental onion. Plant in abundance for a spectacular show!

Quick Facts

Plant Type: bulb

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 9 in. (0.53 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: best in full sun, but tolerates light to open shade

Water Requirements: drought tolerant

Seasonal Interest: midsummer mauve flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Culture Notes
Plant this bulb in full sun for best growth and flowering, although it will tolerate light to open shade. The soil should be well-drained and sandy soils are fine. Drought tolerant once established.